In Pictures

Day in pictures: 4 August 2014

A selection of images from around the world, taken over the past 24 hours.

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Image caption In Folkestone, southern England, members of the Rifles Living Society, wearing uniforms similar to those worn by soldiers in World War One, prepare to take part in a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war.
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Image caption Residents ride a boat on a road flooded by the Bago river to the north-east of Yangon, Burma, also known as Myanmar. Flooding is common during the monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.
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Image caption Fireworks light up the sky during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Image caption Nearly 400 people died and more than 1,800 were injured when a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck China's south-west province of Yunnan on Sunday. Here rescue workers can be seen in Longtoushan town.
Image caption A woman cooks over a campfire due to gas cuts in her building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Popasna, recently reclaimed by Ukrainian forces from pro-Russian militants.
Image copyright Samsul Said/reuters
Image caption A worker unloads a lorry at a palm oil factory in Salak Tinggi, outside Kuala Lumpur.
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Image caption Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti collide on the first lap of the Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Image copyright Edgar Su/reuters
Image caption A unit of Japan's Panasonic Corporation is selling fresh produce grown in what it says is the first licensed indoor vegetable farm in Singapore to a chain of Japanese restaurants in the country.
Image caption Windsurfers approach the starting point during the first day of Aquence Rio, the International Sailing Regatta and the first test event for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games hosted in Brazil.
Image copyright Suhaib Salem/reuters
Image caption A Palestinian man walks in rubble in the Shejaia neighbourhood, Gaza. Health officials in Gaza say 1,800 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed and more than 9,000 injured since the conflict began nearly four weeks ago.
Image copyright Nir Elias/reuters
Image caption An Israeli soldier prepares to pray as he sits in a concrete pipe used as a bomb shelter near the border with the Gaza Strip. Sixty-six Israelis have died, all but two of them soldiers.